Wonderful Water – November Edition 09 “You don’t know what you’ve got til its gone”. How apt as I sit here desperately hoping it will rain soon! We have had to buy water in and short of going out and doing a rain dance, we are at the mercy of Mother Earth and Father Sky just hoping that they will grace us with some rain. Now, when I haven’t got the water I am doing all the ‘right’ things – short showers, bigger loads in the washing machine and dishwasher, leaving the car coated in dust. It is a reminder not to get complacent with our precious commodities and water is certainly one of them. Respecting the water needs to become an everyday occurrence and a long term one. It is no fun being caught out with shampoo in my hair and no water in the tap! ‘A lake is the Natalie landscape's most beautiful and expressive Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop To feature. It is earth's eye; Drink looking into which the By Dave Vower beholder measures the depth of his own nature.’ Water is probably one of the oldest resources of our planet and as believed by legend as well as scientific research it was the medium in which the first seed of Henry David Thoreau life was unfolded to multiply and evolve eventually to resemble the diverse flora and fauna which inhabits our planet today. In this issue… Water is the most essential constituent of our body since 70% of the human body consists of water in the medium of blood, brain, muscles and bones. Since water Water, Water is required by the body to dispense with its daily functions as well as to conduct all Everywhere and not a the important chemical reactions, all human beings must maintain a sufficient Drop To Drink intake of water on a daily basis. 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Make sure that your water, river, ponds, or drains are in full view Dredge watermelon chunks of the front door as much as possible. Try to keep the positive Chi created from in the flour, then coat with fountains, ponds or bodies of water from escaping outwards from your house or the cornstarch batter. Deep- yard. If you have a river or stream on your property water flowing past the back of fry in batches, leaving room the property suggests missed opportunities. Try to have the water follow a meandering course rather then flowing off your property like an arrow taking in between pieces to beneficial energy with it. It is not advisable to place a water fountain in the south properly brown, until which is connected to fame and reputation as well as the fire element. Moving watermelon chunks are water is more masculine Yang while still water is more feminine Yin. In general golden. never put Yang water into an environment where there needs to be Yin energy, Remove from oil and drain and vice versa, or it may cause problems. well. Sprinkle deep-fried Fast moving water has little place in the bedroom for sleeping. However near the watermelon with a dusting front door Yang water attracts good luck, conversation and lively energy. A gazing of powdered confectioners' bowl of still water makes little sense when used by a cash register if you are trying sugar to serve. to create more activity and movement. These are general guidelines of fountain placement that can be used as springboards for your own cures. If you feel that a fountain would work well in a particular space your feelings on the matter are more important then any rules you may have read. Water features can be very powerful cures when used appropriately in your home This Month’s or business. With a little planning and forethought they will bring good luck, health and prosperity to the people and places near where they are placed. Poem Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me by Mary Oliver Last night the rain spoke to me Watery Words slowly, saying, what joy to come falling out of the brisk cloud, Hidden Messages in Water to be happy again By Masaru Emoto in a new way on the earth! That’s what it said Water Gardens, Pools, Streams and Fountains: Ideas, Plans, Instructions as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished By Denny Schrock (Edited by) like a dream of the ocean into the branches Water and Salt: Your Healers from within and the grass below. By F. Batmanghelidj Then it was over. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain – imagine! imagine! the long and wondrous journeys still to be ours.